A Cantor's Tale

New York Jewish Film Festival


Monday, January 16, 2006
6 – 7:34 pm

Charismatic cantor Jack Mendelson is today's heir to the great Eastern European cantorial tradition that fermented in postwar Brooklyn. With missionary zeal, Mendelson teaches a new generation of hazzanim - men and women - the art of Jewish liturgical music. The film features commentary by Alan Dershowitz, Jackie Mason, and Metropolitan Opera tenor Neil Shicoff. Klezmatics composer Frank London provides the original score.

A Cantor's Tale, 2005